Gabrielle Dolan can tell you a story or two. In fact, it was while working in senior leadership roles in Corporate Australia she realized the power of storytelling in effective business communication. She is now a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and educator. Her impressive client list includes VISA, EY, Amazon, Vodafone and the Obama Foundation, to name drop a few… and she got to meet Barack Obama while undertaking that work.

Gabrielle holds a master’s degree in Management and Leadership and has studied at Harvard. She is the best-selling author of several books including Real Communication: How To Be You and Lead True, a finalist in the Australian Business Leadership Book Awards for 2019. Plus, Stories for Work: The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling (2017), which reached number one in Australia’s best-selling business books. Her latest book Magnetic Stories: Connect with Customers and Engage Employees with Brand Storytelling is due to be published in March 2021.

She is the founder of Jargon Free Fridays. (Don’t ever say the word ‘pivot’ to her unless you are talking about basketball.) In 2020, her dedication to the industry was recognised when she was awarded Communicator of the Year by IABC Asia Pacific.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, Steve, and two daughters, Alex and Jess.